Shot Logger is coded, maintained, and administered by Jeremy Butler, a professor of Creative Media at the University of Alabama. Shot Logger has been munching on editing data since 16:11 CDT on August 8, 2007, when shot data from a Friends episode were input into the system. Until 2020, it was a service of the Telecommunication and Film Department, the College of Communication and Information Sciences, at the University of Alabama.
- January 1, 2020: Version 2.2, converted code to PHP Data Objects (PDO); moved to new server.
- November 1, 2011: Version 2.0, a major rewrite of the code.
- August 8, 2007: Alpha (public) release, with first data submitted.
- Films and TV programs logged: 1,086
- Frames captured and individual shots logged: 381,698
- Average length of all shots: 6.04 seconds
- Data last updated: 05 September 2019
Shot Logger is an open-source project and the images stored here are intended for non-commercial, critical, teaching, and scholarship purposes (see our copyright statement). The Shot Logger code and data are copyrighted ©2007-2020 by Jeremy Butler, but they are distributed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3—meaning that you may make non-commerical use of them as long as you attribute Shot Logger and agree to share your own work under a similar license.
No programming code, data, text, images, or video/sound on ShotLogger.org may be reproduced for commercial purposes. However, educational and other non-commercial uses are permitted, if proper attribution is given.